Salem News: BTR Then and Now

Back in 1971, a couple of young college kids, film students named Ted Reed and Tim Treadway, drove through America’s South to find and record some of the last living blues legends who were inspiring much of the rocking blues of Sixties. No longer relegated to juke joints in the deep south or urban centers, the blues were exploding in …

All-star Blues review headlines 2021 Fall Blues Festival

BEVERLY — In addition to the debut of “Blues Trail Revisited,” Saturday’s Fall 2021 Blues Festival at The Cabot features tons of music from some of the heavyweights of New England’s blues scene. The festival’s All-Star Blues Review promises to be a jammed-packed show headlined by the legendary James Montgomery Band with David Hull (Joe Perry Project), Marty Richards (formerly of the …

Blues Trail Revisited: Then and now

Back in 1971, a couple of young college kids, film students named Ted Reed and Tim Treadway, drove through America’s South to find and record some of the last living blues legends who were inspiring much of the rocking blues of Sixties. No longer relegated to juke joints in the deep south or urban centers, the blues were exploding in …

Making Media Now

It’s episode 19 of Making Media Now and we’ve got the blues! Listen in as host Michael Azevedo chats with Oscar- and Emmy-award winning filmmaker Ted Reed about his documentary “The Blues Trail Revisited.”  In the spring of 1970, 20 year old Museum of Fine Arts film students Ted Reed and his friend Tim Treadway drove through the south to …

Clarksdale Film Festival

Special Clarksdale preview of an amazing documentary in the making! In the spring of 1970, 20-year-old Museum of Fine Arts film students Ted Reed and his friend Tim Treadway drove through the south to find and record some of the last living blues legends. Their goal was to discover the very roots of American popular music, and the sources of …

Michael Limnios Blues Network

Emmy-and Oscar-award winning filmmaker Ted Reed has been producing, directing, writing, and shooting films and television since the 1970s. Creating documentaries, commercials, animated features, and broadcast and streaming series, he was one of the founding producers of television’s first nightly magazine program. His storytelling expertise has led to award-winning shows about gender equality, the future of communications technology, immigration, national …

Good Morning Gloucester

LOCAL FILMMAKERS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR MUSICIANS AT BLUES FESTIVAL (L to R) Craig Kimberley, Terry “Harmonica” Bean and Ted Reed in Pontotoc, MississippiWhen Gloucester filmmaking team Ted Reed and Craig Kimberley set off by car this past May to explore Mississippi’s Blues Trail, they knew they would be meeting up with some legendary blues musicians. What they didn’t expect to …